Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #47

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper Blog where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wish-list for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wish-list and onto our wonderful shelves.

Dearly Departed by Lia Habel
Gone With the Respiration, #1
470 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Del Rey
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Love can never die.

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.

I will admit that I wanted this book at first because of the cover. However everything about the synopsis sounds interesting. Zombies, Victorian era lifestyle but it takes place in the future. Sounds very cool. I would love to get my hands on this soon!

Have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts on it?


  1. While this is not my normal read, I went out of my comfort zone to read this one and was pleasantly surprised. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy reading.
    My WW...

  2. I preordered this book and was so happy when it arrive but guess what? I totally didn't even read it :o got so distracted with other things.
    I hope you get it soon!
    My Wishlist Wednesday


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